(10 Sep 2021)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Thursday
that it will increase the range of civil penalties that can be
imposed on individuals who violate the federal mask mandate at
airports, on commercial aircraft, and in various modes of surface
transportation, including passenger railroads, intercity bus
services, and other public transportation.
The federal mask mandate for transportation, which
was implemented by the TSA on 2 February 2021, will remain in effect
until 18 January 2022.